UB88 Full Photogrammetry Model (San Pedro — 190 fsw)

UB88 Full Photogrammetry Model (San Pedro — 190 fsw)

Background When I first started diving the UB88, I was also starting to investigate and learn photogrammetry. At the time (about a year ago), I thought "wow, building a model of the UB88 would be a cool project." I've been posting updates as I've been working on the project over the past year. Doing a [...]

UB88 Photogrammetry Project — Stern Take 2 (San Pedro — 190 fsw)

UB88 Photogrammetry Project — Stern Take 2 (San Pedro — 190 fsw)

Background More than any other photogrammetry project, getting a complete and good model of the stern section of the UB-88 has vexed me. It has been very frustrating and my first attempt failed. Below is a screenshot of the model I made in November 2020 that was only able to resolve the starboard side: Starboard [...]

PBM Mariner Photogrammetry Model (San Diego — 100+ fsw)

PBM Mariner Photogrammetry Model (San Diego — 100+ fsw)

Background Tyler and I first dove the PBM Mariner a couple weeks ago. During that dive, we had very limited visibility so taking pictures was challenging and I built a photogrammetry model based on those photos. It came out relatively well but was incomplete and I didn't get all of the pictures needed to "link [...]

WW II Airplane Junk Yard (Point Loma, CA — 200-240 fsw)

WW II Airplane Junk Yard (Point Loma, CA — 200-240 fsw)

Background During my ill-fated trip to Bikini Atoll, we ended up diving quite a few WW II airplanes that had been dumped near Kwajalein Atoll. Tyler and I had seen some ROV footage of something similar off Point Loma and we decided to charter the Marissa with Lora and Chris to investigate and perform a [...]

Lora’s Point Loma Whalefall (Point Loma — 180 fsw)

Lora’s Point Loma Whalefall (Point Loma — 180 fsw)

Background I was out diving with Ben Lair on the Marissa with Lora & Chris yesterday. We had two days of diving planned and we were diving mainly new targets based on some findings and data from Tyler Stalter. On Monday, we dove a helicopter (more on that later) and yet another new "abandoned" airplane [...]